Have you ever wondered where your state stacks up in terms of crime?
Not all crimes are created equal. The following crime maps separately illustrate homicide, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, larceny-theft, motor vehicle theft, arson, and identity theft for each state with data sourced from the F.B.I. in their annual Uniform Crime Report.
Are you considering your state’s crime? A move? A retreat location? You might want to consider where the state is with regards to it’s crime statistics – which generalize the risks from the people who live there…
The following crime maps are reprinted with permission from mylife.com.
The gray-scale map above is a composite which I layered from all of the following images to provide an overall sense of the crime reports statistics per state.
By the looks of my gray-scale composite map, the state with the least crime (as reported from the categories below) is Vermont followed by North Dakota, Utah, Maine, South Dakota, Idaho, and Wyoming.
The states with the most crime appear to be Michigan, Florida, Maryland, Georgia, Illinois, Tennessee, and South Carolina.
High: Maryland – 19.94 homicides per 100,000 people
Low: Idaho – 0.86 homicides per 100,000 people
High: Maryland – 361 robberies per 100,000 people
Low: Wyoming – 13 robberies per 100,000 people
AGGRAVATED ASSAULT REPORTS
High: Tennessee – 650 aggravated assaults per 100,000 people
Low: Maine – 67 aggravated assaults per 100,000 people
High: Arkansas – 1370 burglaries per 100,00 people
Low: New York – 341 burglaries per 100,000 people
High: South Carolina – 3717 larceny/theft reports per 100,000 people
Low: New Jersey – 1351 larceny/theft reports per 100,000 people
MOTOR VEHICLE THEFT REPORTS
High: Washington – 489 motor vehicle theft reports per 100,000 people
Low: Vermont – 74 motor vehicle theft reports per 100,000 people
High: Ohio – 43 arson reports per 100,000 people
Low: New York – 5.8 arson reports per 100,000 people
IDENTITY THEFT REPORTS
High: Florida – 361.3 identity theft reports per 100,000 people
Low: South Dakota – 39.6 identity theft reports per 100,000 people